Monday, May 17, 2010

Two New Stars Join the LCWA Arts and Leisure Division

LCWA’s Arts and Leisure division is excited to welcome two new clients, Blair Thomas and Co., and Teatro Vista, Theatre with a View.

Blair Thomas & Co.
Blair Thomas is the founder of Redmoon Theater and without question, Chicago’s most acclaimed puppet master. LCWA looks forward to representing the upcoming summer run of Blair’s acclaimed one-man show Hard Headed Heart, a trio of eclectic short stories including:
  • The Puppet Show of Don Cristobal – A bawdy telling of the traditional trickster Cristobal’s wooing and marriage to the delectable Dona Rosita, performed with wooden hand puppets and a drum kit.

  • St. James Infirmary – Based on the New Orleans folk song, this show is performed with rod marionettes, a motorized paper scroll and a one-man pit band.

  • The Blackbird – Based on a poem by Wallace Stevens, The Blackbird is a shadow puppet show performed on a set of four rolling paper scrolls lit by lamplight.

Performances are July 8th through August 8th at the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Tickets go on sale in the coming weeks at (773) 871-3000 or http://www.victorygardens.org/.

Teatro Vista
We also are thrilled to work with Teatro Vista, Chicago’s largest, non-profit equity Latino theater company producing full-scale, Latino-oriented theatrical productions in English. You may have heard of Teatro Vista’s many hits last season, such as Our Lady of the Underpass, about the now-famous water stain shaped like the Virgin Mary on Chicago’s Fullerton Avenue underpass, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, named best play of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago, produced in association with Victory Gardens Theater and now receiving its off-Broadway debut.

This fall, we will help Teatro Vista launch its 2010-2011 season with three exciting new works: 26 Miles, Quiara Alegria Hudes’ dramatic comedy about a mother/daughter road trip; Freedom, NY, a haunting allegory about Mexican and American border relations by Jennifer Barclay; and El Nogalar, Tanya Saracho’s update of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, set in modern-day Mexico.

LCWA’s Arts and Leisure division gives both of our new clients a standing ovation, and we’re sure you will too!

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